Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Papa and Nana visit!














Papa and Nana came in for a visit.  As always, we had lots of fun, ate lots of good food, and drank lots of wine!  This was the 2nd time for Kellan to see them, the first time he was only 2 weeks old.  He has grown so much since then!  I didn't get any good shots of Yukine this time, but I got lots of Hiroto and Kellan.  The time always goes by so fast.  Thanks for coming to see us Papa and Nana! 

Happy Halloween!














This year we celebrated Halloween with Karl, Mariah, and Kellan! First, we carved pumpkins. Yukine was the pumpkin cleaner. She worked really hard this year. You can probably guess who's pumpkin is who's. Karl's is the biggest and wackiest. Tetsushi's is the spookiest. Yukine's is the cutest. I went with a bird theme this year, and Hiroto wanted a Cheetah pumpkin, to go with his Cheetah costume. Yukine was a beautiful peacock this year, and Kellan a dinosaur for his first Halloween. Karl and Mariah were the cool parents who dressed up, which is why they got to be in the picture. We had a great Halloween, it was so much fun celebrating together. Thanks Karl and Mariah for coming over!

Pumpkin Patch!
















We went to the pumpkin patch the day before Halloween to pick our pumpkins.  The kids had a great time, lots of running and jumping.  It has been so hot it is hard to believe it is fall, but here we are at the pumpkin patch!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Playdate with Akane-chan and Kazuya-kun
















Fun Sunday at Balboa Park with Akane-chan and Kazuya-kun.  Yukine and Akane are good friends from preschool but don't see each much anymore since kindergarten had started.  Luckily, Hiroto and Kazuya are in the same preschool class and are becoming close friends.  We had such a nice time at the park!  Let's do it again soon!

Aunt Shelley visit








Hiroto learns a new trick from Kristina Detwiller on Vimeo.





















Aunt Shelley was here for the weekend.  Good food, good company, and lots of fun!  Thanks for the visit Shelley!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Yukine's 6th Birthday!


Happy 6th Birthday Yukine! from Kristina Detwiller on Vimeo.

Serving Birthday Cake from Kristina Detwiller on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday Yukine! It's hard to believe Yukine is six years old!  We had a busy day, but it was great.  Yukine had school and after that, her very good friend, Akane-chan came over.  We prepared our usual birthday feast, this time the adults made croquette while the kids played.  It was nice to spend this special day with good friends.  Thanks for coming over and celebrating with us Momoko-san, Andrew, Akane-chan, and Kazuya-kun!